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2012 

I find this so humorous - many MLS photos are being USED in Craigslist SCAM rental ads BECAUSE they do not allow watermarking * HELLO!  Allow Larger Watermarks! Why don't they spend the time educating agents how to REPORT SCAMS to Craigslist so that we can SELF-POLICE a very valuable tool for our...
08/29/2012
KUDOS for telling it like it is...so many agents who only say BUY, BUY, BUY and missing the boat with working with INVESTORS because of the HOT rental market!Renting is good.....I know this is not a common statement  from a Woodbridge Mortgage Lender.   But it is true, renting is good,  if you me...
08/29/2012
I found Ted Bell's books several years ago and have faithfully read them to learn the history of his HERO, Lord Alex Hawke. I've learned the tragedy of his wealthy parents being killed when he was a child by pirates while they were sailing; his being raised by members of his family; his being ent...
08/28/2012
I had to chase a Great Dane for half a mile one time and when I caught him, we walked back SLOWLY - took us 15 minutes with prospects waiting in the SUNI will be the first one to admit that our pets are truly our furry children.  We love them so much, so of course we expect you to bristle when an...
08/28/2012
Dear Ms.Gibson:    I happened to find an article posted by you while Googling info about the rights of Guarantors. I hope that you may be able to clarify somethings for me----some background on the issue first.    I also live in the state of North Carolina so I am aware the states have different ...
08/28/2012
My rental demographic has changed in the last 5 years and I would say that almost half own UNsold homes elsewhere that they are renting out themselves...they lease with me for the ability to stay "mobile" The real homeownership rate, defined as the percentage of households who own a home and are ...
08/27/2012
It is difficult to remember that 1) blogs are FOREVER; 2) there are people reading your blog that you may NEVER hear from; 3) there are people reading your blog that can't wait to contact you....Top Valuable Social Media Techniques for Real Estate Environments We all look to have professional tec...
08/27/2012
There are over 69,000 DIFFERENT types of mold and what I knew as MILDEW while I was growing up is now a 4-letter word....landlord or agent should have PRE-inspected a tenant-occupied property before listing it....the tenant has NO incentive to NOT mess with the process and 9 times out of 10 they ...
08/27/2012
MOBILITY is the key....owning and trying to sell when you need to move is a real deterent to owning property for many in their 20s and 30s...they do not want to be tied down when they can pay 2 months rent as a lease-break fee and leave For everyone who rents (or leases) Evansville rental homes, ...
08/27/2012
I just received a contact via ActiveRain from a rental prospect who Googled rental homes in our area. After a lengthily discussion on what they WANT and can NOT find in our area, I responded that maybe they need to REfine what they REALLY need. I have a one-level 2 bedroom patio home with a garag...
08/26/2012
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